People

Principal Investigator

Kit Parker

Kit Parker, Ph.D.
Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics
Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
29 Oxford St., Pierce Hall 321, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Faculty

COL/Prof. Michael Phillips

COL (Professor and Head) Michael D. Phillips
Department of Mathematical Sciences
United States Military Academy
T: 617-496-1697
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Scholar

Renita Horton, Ph.D.
Mississippi State University
T: 617-432-1640
3 Blackfan Circle, Room 517, Boston, MA 02115

Staff Engineer

Josue Goss

Josue Adrian Goss
T: 617-495-3206
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Staff Scientist

Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 405, Cambridge, MA 02138

Research Associate

Angie Greer
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Postdoctoral Fellows

Stephanie Dauth
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thomas Grevesse
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ville Kujala

Ville Kujala
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3 Blackfan Circle, Room 517, Boston, MA 02115

Johan Ulrik Lind

Johan Ulrik Lind
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Luke MacQueen
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58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

T: 617-432-1640
3 Blackfan Circle, Room 517, Boston, MA 02115

Sung Jin Park

Sung Jin Park
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sean Sheehy

Sean Sheehy
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lisa Scudder
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Hongyan Yuan

Hongyan Yuan
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Graduate Students

Andrew Capulli

Andrew Capulli
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Grant Gonzalez
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Holly McIlwee

Holly McIlwee Golecki
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Matthew Hemphill

Matthew Hemphill
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58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Alexander Peyton Nesmith

Alexander Peyton Nesmith
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58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Chung Jong Yu

Chung Jong Yu
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Summer Researchers and Interns

Alexander Cho

Alexander Cho
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lucas Cofer
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sahm Deravi
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ja’Far Emir
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

John Ferrier
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Alex Graff
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Karaghen Hudson
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60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Jorge Jimenez
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Suraj Kannan
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Min Kim
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Christian Kousdis
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Shira Lehmann
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3 Blackfan Circle, Room 517, Boston, MA 02115

Lucas Lopez
T: 617-495-3206
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ian Perkins

Ian Perkins
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Virgina Phillips
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

CDT Riley Ping Medvigy
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ilona Suyovszki
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3 Blackfan Circle, Room 517, Boston, MA 02115

Carmine Taglienti
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60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Jasmine Young
T: 617-495-3206
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138
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What's New

Congratulations for our new Ph.D.’s June 5th, 2014


L-R Sean Sheehy, Borna Dabiri, Professor Parker, Renita Horton and George Ye.

Postdoc Positions Open March 31st, 2014

The Disease Biophysics Group has three open postdoctoral positions to be filled in the summer of 2014:
1) One position in skeletal muscle tissue engineering,
2) One position in cardiac muscle tissue engineering, and
3) One position in nanofibers and materials science (no biology background required).
Competitive candidates should have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field and a record of first author publications. Candidates should submit, as a single PDF file, their cover letter, CV, and first author publications. Three letters of recommendation will be requested after initial screening of applications. Please send materials to Prof Parker, kkparker at seas dot harvard dot edu.

Congratulations to Dr. Leila Deravi!! March 10th, 2014

The DBG would like to congratulate Leila Deravi who has accepted a tenure track position at the University of New Hampshire. She will be an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. Click here for more information. Please join the DBG in extending Leila a hearty congratulations!!

Welcome to the DBG January 17th, 2014

Please welcome Angie Greer to the DBG. Angie is our new Research Associate. Angie comes to the DBG from the US Army Institute of Surgical Research where she worked in the Combat Casualty Care Battlefield Pain Management Task Area as a Research Associate. She is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom having served in the Army for 4 years. Welcome to the DBG!

Graduate Studies in the DBG December 6th, 2013

Folks, there is more email traffic from PhD applicants than I can respond to. I have posted previously on what your application should look like, so scroll thru our News to see specifics.
Here are the first things I look at when I review an application:
1. Your math (this filters out about 90% of the applicants with BME undergraduate degrees…gotta take PDEs and complex variables)
2. Your lab experience
3. Your grades
4. Your reference letters. If the best thing your letter writer can say is that you sat in front of class, asked questions, turned in HWs, and got an A in the class, that doesn’t really distinguish you.
5. Your essays. Nothing is done until its published. If you can’t write a good response to an essay question, with good English, sentence and paragraph structure, I can’t take you.

Prof Parker